Jimmy Giles

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Jimmy Giles
Personal information
Full name James Giles
Date of birth (1946-04-21) 21 April 1946 (age 69)[1]
Place of birth Kidlington, England
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965–1968 Swindon Town 13 (0)
1968–1971 Aldershot 81 (0)
1971–1975 Exeter City 183 (8)
1975–1977 Charlton Athletic 93 (6)
1977–1981 Exeter City 130 (5)
1981–1983 Yeovil Town[2] ? (?)
Teams managed
1981–1983 Yeovil Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jimmy Giles (born 21 April 1946 in Kidlington, Oxfordshire) as an English former footballer and manager. As a player he was known as 'Farmer'.[3]

Giles played in the Football League for Swindon Town, Aldershot, Exeter City, Charlton Ahtletic and Exeter City again before leaving to become player-manager of Yeovil Town in 1981, a position he held until 1983. He has since worked for BBC Radio Devon and as a scout for sometime Charlton assistant manager Keith Peacock.[4]

Giles was also an accomplished cricketer. He played for Worcestershire 2nd XI as a fast bowler and hard-hitting batsman.[citation needed]


  1. ^ B.J. Hugman, Rothmans Football League Players Records The Complete A-Z 1946-1981, 1981, p. 423
  2. ^ Playing stats
  3. ^ Dream draw for 'Farmer' Giles reaps a harvest of memories
  4. ^ Dream draw for 'Farmer' Giles reaps a harvest of memories